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First edition

OVIDE & Nicolas RENOUARD

Les metamorphoses d'Ovide. De nouveau traduites en françois. Avec XV. discours : Contenant ...

Par Jean du Pré, A Cologne 1615, Fort pet. in-8 (10,5x16cm), (28) 800pp. (18) ; (4) 311pp. (12) ; (8) 48pp., 3 parties en un volume relié.

First edition of this translation. An allegorical frontispiece title with several mythological characters, a separate title for the XV discourses on Ovid's Metamorphoses, a second separate title for The Paris Judgment (with a title vignette depicting musicians playing string instruments), both at [...]

350 €

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Paul SCARRON

Le roman comique

Chez Durand, A Paris 1757, Pet. in-12 (8,5x14,4cm), (12) 309pp. et (4) 288pp. et (10) 390pp., relié.

New edition decorated with 3 title vignettes by De Sève and engraved by Baquoy.
Binding in plain granite brown contemporary sheepskin. Smooth back decorated. Pieces of title and tomaison in red morocco, the piece of tomaison of volume II in black morocco. Red slices. Headdress of volume II [...]

250 €

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Denis DIDEROT

Jacques le Fataliste et son maître

Chez Buisson, à Paris An Cinquième de la République [1796], in-8 (12x20cm), (2f.) xxij ; 23-286pp. et (2f.) 320pp., 2 volumes reliés.

first edition, posthumous, on Holland paper paper.
Subsequent binders (probably XIX) in full carton caramel, back smooth decorated with double gilt fillets as well as parts of title and volume number of red and black leather. Caps very slightly rubbed and a few bites scattered, [...]

3 800 €

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Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

Collection complette des oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau

S.n. [J. L. de Boubers], Londres [Bruxelles] 1774 - 1783, In-4 (20,5x28,2cm), (4) XXXII, viij, 382pp. et (4) 399pp. et

The best edition published so far. It is on the latter that will be established the famous Geneva edition revised by Rousseau of 1782, also in the format in-4, and which will borrow) this edition of 1774 the boards of Moreau the young. A portrait of Rousseau in a medallion at the frontispiece of [...]

1 800 €

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Honorat de bueil seigneur de RACAN

Les oeuvres

Chez Antoine Urbain Coustelier, A Paris 1724, In-12 (9,5x16cm), (2) xviij 3-258p. (4) et (4) 407pp., 2 volumes reliés.

The most complete old edition, and the last one, partly original, before that made in 1857 by Antoine de Latour (by more exhaustive). "These two volumes, which follow the collection of French poets published by Coustelier, are hard to find". Brunet, IV, 1071.
Binding in full oyster calf iced [...]

600 €

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François RABELAIS

Les oeuvres de M. François Rabelais

Chez Nicolas langlois, A Bruxelles 1721, In-12 (9,5x16,2cm), (26) 467pp. (10) et (2) 433pp. (7), 2 volumes reliés.

New edition. Title pages in red and black.
Binding full brown calf vintage. Back with ornate nerves. title label of tawny morocco, piece of tawny veal tomaison. A lack at the head of Volume 1. Epidermures on the caps and nerves. Rubbed together.

500 €

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First edition

Nicolas-Edme RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE

Le paysan perverti. La paysanne pervertie.

Chez Esprit & se trouve à Paris, Imprimé à La Haie 1776 - 1784, In-12 (10x17cm), vij (1) 304pp. et 312pp. et 304pp.

Composite copy, consisting of one of the many editions of the Perverted Peasant at the date of 1776 at Esprit, probably later (around 1780), and a 1784 edition of The Perverted Peasant. The perverted peasant contains 80 figures of Binet 8 frontispieces against 82 expected on hard paper, and it is [...]

3 000 €

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First edition

François de Salignac de La Mothe FENELON

Les aventures de Télémaque

De l'imprimerie de P. Didot ainé, A Paris 1814, xv, 388pp. et (4) 370pp. (1), relié.

Collection of the best books of the French language dedicated to the amateurs of the typographical art, or editions neat and correct: title of the false title of this edition. Ddidot had in fact established a collection of great French authors in editions finely realized in his new character, the [...]

250 €

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